(Regnum) - Ukrainian Constitutional Court judge Dmitry Lilak has sent in his resignation to the president, head of the presidential secretariat Viktor Baloga told reporters today, reports a REGNUM correspondent in Kiev.
"Mr. Lilak sent a written application saying he does not want fulfill his duties as a Constitutional Court judge. It is a serious step, which is a disturbing signal for the whole system of justice in the country," Baloga said. He also assumed that the recent events around the Constitutional Court made Dmitry Lilak send in his resignation. "It is noteworthy, the judge sent in his resignation to the president instead of Valery Pshenichny, who, despite the fact he was dismissed by the president, is still calling himself the Constitutional Court judge. Evidently, Mr. Lilak does not find legitimate the so-called Constitutional Court leadership, so he is addressing the president," Baloga noted.
The presidential secretariat head believes that judge Lilak had grounds for his decision to resign from the Constitutional Court. "The court has chosen the way of ignoring the law defiantly and took a non-cooperative position regarding important political events. I must remind, the Constitutional Court has been taking no resolutions for nine months running, so it has practically been idle. Probably, Mr. Lilak does not want to become a mute in the dubious film, in which the Constitutional Court activity has recently turned to," Baloga said.
On Thursday, May 17, a Constitutional Court session was held that made a decision to accept resignation of Ivan Dombrovsky as the Constitutional Court head. Besides, the situation remains unclear with Valery Pshenichny and Suzanna Stanik. The presidential party considers them as dismissed by corresponding presidential decrees, however, the judges believe that they are still Constitutional Court judges being guided by a decision of the Kirovsky District Court ( Donetsk) of May 10. In particular, on May 17, the Constitutional Court jury laid duties of the court chair upon Valery Pshenichny.